[ESIP-all] ESIP Winter 2014 Meeting - Making Evaluation Work: Taking the Right Steps for Your Program & Funders

Ana Prados aprados at umbc.edu
Fri Dec 20 16:10:20 EST 2013

To the ESIP Community,

"Are you a program/project manager? Do you write proposals for your 
organization? Are you helping your organization adapt business practices 
for budgetary restrictions or other external drivers?  We invite you to 
participate in the Decision Cluster's Evaluation Workshop at the 2014 
ESIP Winter Meeting (Weds AND Thursday afternoon): /"Making Evaluation 
Work: Taking the Right Steps for Your Program & Funders"/
/To help us better tailor the workshop to those participating, please 
take a few minutes now to complete this short questionnaire 

/If at all possible, it's important to get your responses as soon as 
possible (before the holidays).///

Learn about how evaluation can help you manage change in your 
organization.  Get hands on experience and tips on how to turn that 
interesting idea into an award. Learn how to deliver more meaningful 
results for existing programs.  Bring your examples of program planning, 
management, and assessment to share with your peers in this workshop 
learning environment.

We will work through the steps needed to build a framework or Logic 
model that describes the essence of a proposed or current 
project/program. Logic models enhance both project planning (e.g. 
proposal writing phase) and project execution by clarifying what the 
project is trying to accomplish, the stakeholder benefits, and later on 
serve as a project management and assessment tool. Team discussions for 
selected use cases will moderated by a professional evaluator. Go here 
<http://commons.esipfed.org/node/1856> to get more details and for an 

/We are also looking for 3-4 individuals willing volunteer their 
program/project as uses case for the small group //discussions during 
the workshop. We are looking for uses cases across all of ESIP (data 
management, applied science, education, etc). Your project/program will 
not be evaluated, rather this is an opportunity for *free help/feedback 
on your project !!*, to gain a better understanding of the steps and 
thinking involved in project evaluation. Please indicate your interest 
in the survey 
AND contact Ana Prados at aprados at umbc.edu <mailto:aprados at umbc.edu>//

...and to learn about how ESIP members are already applying evaluation 
check the Decision Session on Friday, Evaluation In Action: Stories from 
Across ESIP <http://commons.esipfed.org/node/1859>

Ana I. Prados, Ph.D
Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology (JCET)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Code 614, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
703-338-2119 (cell)
Skype: anaprados1

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